Loki Won’t Be in Avengers: Age of Ultron 1

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There’s no denying that Loki’s personal appearance at the recent San Diego Comic-Con was the highlight of the event (an impressive feat, considering the number of high-profile announcements at the event), which proves exactly how much fans love Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of the Norse god of mischief.

Unfortunately for fans, Hiddleston himself has confirmed that Loki will be absent from the sequel, Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, citing that there’s no narrative benefit to having Loki appear again.

“[Loki’s] not in it,” says Hiddleston. “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively.”

“Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”

“When I think of all the things I loved as a child,” he continues, “Hans Gruber wasn’t in Die Hard 2. And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the Lost Ark to the Temple of Doom, there was a whole new bad guy.”

“I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever.”

No matter how much you love Loki, Hiddleston has a point, especially with regard to the benefits of having a new antagonist. As to whether Ultron can live up to the expectations set by Loki, we’ll have to wait until 2015 to find out.

Via: Entertainment Weekly